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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Jul 20, 2005 10:12am
Forum: etree Subject: Zip Files - Change in Policy

For a number of reasons, we have temporarily disabled the creation of "Full Show" zip files for new contributions. Please do not be alarmed, we will let you know if this change is permanent when that decision is made.

Thanks for your patience and contributions to the collection!

-Brad

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Feb 10, 2006 10:32pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

Just wanted to post this here - the lack of MP3 zips is a temporary situation. We will be enabling them once again in the future - as well as a method to create them for shows that don't have them right now. At this time we do not have a solid timeframe for when they will be enabled again.

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Poster: natron Date: Feb 16, 2006 6:38am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

i listen to the ole' mp3 player about 8 hours a day, so this would be a great feature to have back. i hate searching through the ftp site to do a whole show all at once. Thanks

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Feb 16, 2006 6:48am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

Firefox 1.5 brower and the extension "downthemall" automates downloading from the show page just the mp3 files (or any files you filter for) and works like a charm. I find this just as easy as the zip files and actually faster downloading. Try it!

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Poster: adub Date: Jul 29, 2005 5:51am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

Brad,
I noticed that the the Mss show I uploaded Monday did not have the full show zips. The glc show that I uploaded the following day does. Has the freeze on full show zips been lifted?

This post was modified by adub on 2005-07-29 12:51:19

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Aug 6, 2005 8:26am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

Not that I know of, I see them still missing from new contributions. I guess one of your items just got lucky. :)

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Poster: gd4ever Date: Jul 20, 2005 1:57pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

This seems like a good idea. When downloading a show, I prefer not to use th zip file anyway. My reason is: occasionally a download will be corrupted, and not decompress properly. When that happens to me, I only need to re-download the song which had the problem. Not the whole show. FTP makes song-by-song downloading almost as easy as the whole-show link anyway.

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Poster: xtifr Date: Jul 20, 2005 7:19pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

If you download a whole-show zip, and find one file is bad, you can simply download that file again. You certainly don't have to download the whole-show zip again!

I wonder if it would be possible to offer on-the-fly tar archives? The advantage of tar over zip is that you can literally create the files on the wire; no local storage needed at all. Tar is designed for writing to tapes, so it does everything sequentially. A tiny bit of perl or php glue to fill in the mime type and filename, and then spit the raw output from tar down the socket. Only noticable cost would be the process slot.

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Poster: extranos Date: Jul 20, 2005 6:40pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

How can I select and then download all the shns (by song) in one step? It seems if there are20 songs for one show, that by doing shn downloads by song means Id have to check my PC 20 times and do 20 "save link target as". Thanks! -Glenn

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Nov 20, 2005 10:27pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

Here's one thread with tips for web-based downloading (Firefox downTHEMall extension was a great suggestion):
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=44228

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Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: Jul 20, 2005 7:33pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

Glenn I don't have an answer for you and I'm not intending to poke fun at you but I had to chuckle remembering the tape trading via post stoneage to think our biggest hassle now is having to check the PC several times. : )

God bless Al Gore and LMA.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Jul 20, 2005 10:00pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

How can I select and then download all the shns (by song) in one step?

By using an FTP client you can do this - more information can be found in our FAQ section.

http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#92

http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#154

-Brad

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Poster: xtifr Date: Jul 21, 2005 9:52am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

I thought FTP access wasn't registered in the download counters. If everyone switches to using ftp instead of http to download shows, isn't that going to mess up the batting averages and other stats? (Not that I mind or anything, I'm just curious.)

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Aug 18, 2005 10:13pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

Yes, this is true. FTP does not count toward stats on a show download.

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Poster: US Blues Date: Jul 21, 2005 12:12am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

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How exactly? I use an FTP client to download SHN zip-files, but I don't know that I can set it to download just SHN files out of the show folder. I can download the whole folder, but then I'd have all the mp3 stuff too, increasing my download time and costing you guys precious bandwidth. I'm not hassling, just wanting to discuss the technical details.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Jul 21, 2005 6:26am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

One method is to hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and highlight all the files you want, then initiate the download command that your FTP client has.

If you need more detailed info, you might search the forums - Try "download queue" or "selection groups".

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Poster: US Blues Date: Jul 21, 2005 12:22pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Zip Files - Change in Policy

Thanks Brad, I'll try that when I need to.